Fondant is a type of sugar paste used in cake decorating and confectionery. It is a pliable icing that can be rolled, molded, and shaped into various designs and decorations. Fondant can be used to cover cakes, make figurines, flowers, and other decorations.
Fondant is made from a mixture of sugar, water, and other ingredients such as gelatin or glycerin. It has a smooth, matte finish and can be flavored and colored to match any design.
There are two types of fondant: rolled fondant and poured fondant. Rolled fondant is rolled out like dough and used to cover cakes and make decorations. Poured fondant is a smooth, creamy icing that is poured over petit fours, doughnuts, and other baked goods.
Fondant has become a popular choice for cake decorating because of its versatility and ability to create intricate designs. It is commonly used for wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and other special occasions.